Although I love being on a group while traveling, nothing gives me that “natural high” better than the thought of SOLO TRAVEL.
During my 2-day solo camping at El Nido, Palawan
Most of my travels are done only with my hammock, backpack and running shoes. I travel without frills or fanfare, sometimes I blend with the local scene so as to better experience a particular destination. Traveling with a group of Facebook-profile-picture-addict tourists will ruin the experience. I travel solo so as to understand the raw beauty of others culture and mores.
Beach bumming in Boracay, waiting in vain?
I would gladly claim that I’m the cheapest Pinoy Travel Blogger, by default and by choice. I do this because I’m not born with a silver spoon nor I have a 6-digit income. I practically do not have any investment as all my money goes into plane tickets and personal trips. I go out with just the exact amount (usually Php500/day or less) and come home with zero balance. I’m already used to traveling with the exact travel money (or lack of) and I believe having someone or traveling with a group would be hard with my kind of travel lifestyle. Not unless someone special wants to join me in my hammock-hanging adventures? I would gladly lend her a hammock.
Anyway, I just want to let the whole world now that traveling can be cheap and is for everyone, you just need Php500 and a day-off and you can see yourself already on the road.
A once in a lifetime experience in Yato Island, Guimaras
Frustrated solo traveler/surfer at the Majestics, Catanduanes
I know the feeling of having someone to hug you or hold your hand while on a butt-numbing trip and sometimes I miss that. But hey, meeting locals and befriending them is a different kind of experience. You also don’t have to mind your group as you don’t have one. You are forced to discover things for yourself, ask others for directions, be brave in your decisions, make your own plans and most of all have your own experience. No one can claim he/she did that too. Traveling solo reduces the complexity of preparing an itinerary as I can just go to a place and just go with the local flow.
“Traveling solo is the simplest kind of travel I know of, I discover things for myself and meet the most people I can.”
I think I will do more of this until I finish my personal project of “100 Days of Backpacking the Philippines, The Cheapest Way Possible“ or until I find the love of my life. Hoping to find her, SOON!!
Meeting new friends while solo traveling at Tinago Falls, Iligan City
*Photos are mostly because of the 10-sec timer option of my camera.
**Thanks to Marky Go of Nomadic Experiences for the title of the post. I like your tweet dude!
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